Central Massachusetts STEM Network

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STEM Network


The Central Massachusetts STEM Pipeline Network, established in 2004 and funded through the Board of Higher Education’s STEM Pipeline Fund, works collaboratively to identify common STEM needs in the region, recruit new members to the Network, and leverage existing resources and expertise in the region. Check out the STEM Nexus: Connecting the Massachusetts STEM Community's, new website at www.mass.edu/stem

Each Network project addresses at least one of the five STEM goals: 

  1. Increase student interest in STEM areas.
  2. Increase student achievement among all PreK-12 students in order to prepare graduates to be civicall and college and/or career ready.
  3. Increase the percentage of skilled educators who teach PreK-16 STEM.
  4. Increase the percent of students completing post-secondary degrees or certificates in SSTEM subjects.
  5. STEM degrees and certificate attainment will be aligned with corresponding opportunity in STEM-related fields to match the state's workforce needs for a STEM talent pipeline.

 The structure of the Network allows for active and effective participation from all  key stakeholders. The Coordinating Council provides school data from the MCAS and other assessments and evaluations to identify the greatest common need across the region in relation to students and teachers. The Advisory Board oversees the decision-making process.

The Network has helped to increase the cohesiveness of the region by sharing instructional strategies and materials, developing stronger inter-district relationships, and maintaining momentum with collaborative projects, planning and assessment across the region. The Central Massachusetts STEM Network is committed to continued collaboration to improve PreK-16 mathematics, science, technology and engineering education. 

Check out the STEM WOW Poster!

Network projects include the following:

Men in STEM Conference

Women in Science Conference


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